Passivhaus Affiliate

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings


Campaign Objectives


Case studies    

Harris Academy Sutton - Image credit: Jack Hobhouse

Building upon the success of the Passivhaus Social Campaign, and due to an increased demand, the Trust are launching a 2020 campaign, dedicated to the adoption of the Passivhaus Standard for educational buildings.

Aimed at those involved in the education sector, the Passivhaus Educational Buildings campaign intends to encourage the adoption of Passivhaus and provide guidance to clients on the process of procuring Passivhaus. From local authorities delivering schools & learning centres, to University estates covering bespoke large education spaces to student accommodation, and everything in between.

Following the official launch in July 2020, the Trust intend to run 3 subsequent events, and potentially develop best practice guidance outlining the business case for adoption of the Standard along with tips to improve success and cost-effectiveness.

George Davies Centre - Image credit: Martine Hamilton-Knight


Key objectives

  • Promote & encourage implementation of the standard & increase awareness of Passivhaus in educational buildings & student accommodation.
  • Highlight the benefits that Passivhaus can bring to occupant comfort and learning outcomes
  • Engage with the Department for Education (DfE) on guidelines & requirements for education buildings


Case Studies

There are over 10 certified Passivhaus schools in the UK with plenty in the pipeline. Award winning University buildings are pioneering the standard at scale, and several are now looking to integrate Passivhaus into their sustainability strategies across the whole campus estates to reach net zero carbon targets.

Enterprise Centre 2019 UK Passivhaus Award winner George Davies Centre
Wilkinson Primary School, large projects winner 2015
Burry Port Primary School
Rocking Horse Nursery classroom
Stebon Primary Kellogg College Hub, CBG Consultants STEM building



Due to Covid-19, all the events will be held online via zoom.

Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Scottish policy & case studies - 09 Sept 2020 Passivhaus for Eduational Buildings: University case studies - 16 September 2020 Passivhaus for Educational Buildings: Schools - 23 September 2020



Thanks to the campaign sponsors:

Willmott Dixon logo


Further sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsors are encouraged to share knowledge and become involved with regional events with exhibition stands (venue permitting) with the aim to increase profile & recognition amongst education clients:

  • An opportunity to highlight projects & services
  • Potential collaboration with high-profile Local Authority/Educational clients
  • Sponsors will be mentioned in press releases & social media as appropriate

We are also interested to hear from you if you would like to get involved as a partner or upcoming speaker.

To discuss opportunities please email: .


Further Information

Passivhaus Schools and Educational Buildings

Air Quality in Passivhaus Schools Supports Learning

Indoor air quality and health - ASBP healthy buildings tutorial 

The Massive £4bn Project to Keep Oxford World-Leading

Carter starts Cambridge Passivhaus rooms

O’Donnell + Tuomey wins University of Leeds student hub contest




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Asbp healthy buildings tutorial indoor air quality and health